The last league match involves Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders and there is plenty at stake for both teams. If Mumbai Indians win, their top two finish is guaranteed while a loss for Kolkata Knight Riders will eliminate them from the playoffs. 19:27 (IST) 16:52 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hello and a warm welcome to the 55th match of the IPL 2019. This is the last day of the league stages. This match has little consequence for Chennai Super Kings but a win will seal their spot in the top two. Kings XI Punjab can still go through, YES! But, they must beat Chennai Super Kings by 200 runs or more and hope Kolkata Knight Riders lose to Mumbai Indians by over 150 runs. Numbers, go figure. 19:10 (IST) 18:16 (IST) Suresh Raina is showing his class. Flighted delivery from Harpreet Brar and from round the wicket, Raina dances down the track and deposits it over long on for a big six. He then steers Ravichandran Ashwin to the third man fence. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The bouncer, which has always been Raina’s weakness, consumes him again. Short and slow bouncer from Sam Curran, Raina mistimes the pull and finds Shami at short fine leg 15:15 (IST) Two more boundaries by Murugan Ashwin by Faf du Plessis and he nears his fifty. This is superb batting from the Chennai Super Kings stalwart. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Sam Curran thumps a boundary and Kings XI Punjab have defeated Chennai Super Kings by six wickets to end their campaign on a high. So, Royal Challengers Bangalore will finish in eighth spot and end with the wooden spoon for the second time. 18:53 (IST) 4,4,4,6,6. Brilliant batting from KL Rahul and he notches up his 16th fifty in the IPL. Sublime batting as Harbhajan Singh is taken to the cleaners. The 50-run stand is up in just the fourth over. Simply a treat to watch. 19:21 (IST) 18:31 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:11 (IST) 16:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Chris Gayle is struggling while KL Rahul continues to bat brilliantly. At the end of the powerplay, Kings XI Punjab are 68/0 after six overs. Faf du Plessis nudges Murugan Ashwin to the deep midwicket region as he reaches his 11th fifty. Chennai Super Kings are in a great position against Kings XI Punjab. 15:33 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:26 (IST) 16:05 (IST) 18:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In After a slow start from Gayle, he blasts two sixes and a four off Imran Tahir as he begins to unwind. Kings XI Punjab continue to make rapid progress. 19:04 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Nicholas Pooran is dropped by Murali Vijay but Kedar Jadhav has injured his shoulder and is walking off. One hopes he is ok. 16:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:06 (IST) KL Rahul gets going with a six off Deepak Chahar while Chris Gayle slams a boundary off Harbhajan Singh. Just the right start for Kings XI Punjab. 15:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:16 (IST) Harbhajan Singh takes his third wicket as Mayank Agarwal pulls a short ball straight to long leg for 7. Chennai Super Kings are fighting back here. 16:39 (IST) New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab have chosen to bowl against Chennai Super Kings and MS Dhoni’s side have made no changes. Shane Watson departed cheaply but Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina blasted fifties and shared a brilliant partnership of over 100 to put Chennai Super Kings on top. Raina smashed his 38th fifty and Faf du Plessis neared his maiden century but Kings XI Punjab fought back in the death overs. Sam Curran picked up three wickets and Mohammed Shami took two wickets as Chennai Super Kings reached 170/5. In response, KL Rahul blasted a fifty off just 19 balls and shared a partnership of over 100 with Chris Gayle helped Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets to end their IPL 2019 campaign on a high. Get highlights from Mohali here. (SCORECARD) Faf du Plessis misses out on a hundred as Sam Curran takes three wickets. However, Mohammed Shami bowls an excellent last over and he takes two wickets as Chennai Super Kings reach 170/5 at the end of 20 overs. Can Kings XI Punjab chase this total down? 15:04 (IST) 17:07 (IST) 16:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Oh dear! No hundred for Du Plessis. After hammering a six, Curran fires the yorker on leg stump and du Plessis is late in getting the bat down, the ball hits his pads and clips the off stump. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Suresh Raina, you beauty! Pulls Murugan Ashwin to the deep midwicket fence and he brings up his 38th fifty. Faf du Plessis and Raina are both taking Kings XI Punjab to the sword. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In KL Rahul blasts two more sixes off Harbhajan SIngh and smashes a boundary off Chahar as Kings XI Punjab begin like a train. Shane Watson’s struggles continues. The offcutter from Curran and Watson looks to guide it down to third man but the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground. Kings XI Punjab have chosen to bowl against Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni’s side are unchanged while Punjab have made one change. 17:29 (IST) 17:22 (IST) 19:18 (IST) 17:44 (IST) Suresh Raina ends up smashing his 38th fifty and du Plessis launches Ashwin to the long on fence. Kings XI Punjab are getting hurt here. Shane Watson gets going with a boundary off ;eft-arm orthodox bowler Harpreet Brar. He slashes the cut to the deep backward point. Du Plessis and Raina come closer to their fifties and Andrew Tye concedes 12 runs in his first over. Superb stuff from the duo at the half-way stage. 16:59 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Here are the playing XIs of both sidesKings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran(w), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed ShamiChennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 4,4,6. Du Plessis is on song and Andrew Tye is being taken to the cleaners. Chennai Super Kings are eyeing a massive total and Kings XI Punjab are getting totally deflated here. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Nicholas Pooran blasts a four and a six off Imran Tahir as Kings XI Punjab need just eight runs in four overs. So, Kings XI Punjab almost end their season on a high. So, the fourth spot all boils down to the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at Wankhede. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Thus Kings XI Punjab continue their system of changes. In 14 games, they have never played with the same playing XI for two consecutive games. Raina launches yet another six off Harpreet Brar and Chennai Super Kings are in a position of strength. Mohammed Shami also begins poorly. A half-volley on the pads and Faf du Plessis clips it to the deep square leg region for a boundary. The doosra from Harbhajan Singh and KL Rahul dances down the track and attemps the lofted shot, miscues it high and the catch is taken. In the very next ball, Chris Gayle holes out to long on and he is on a hat-trick. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Chennai Super Kings get a consolation wicket. Ravindra Jadeja fires a quicker ball outside off, Pooran goes for the cut and edges it to Dhoni. Du Plessis finds another boundary as he effortlessly pushes Sam Curran down the ground for a boundary. This is the ideal start for Chennai Super Kings. 15:54 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
RAJKOT, India (CMC) – West Indies superstar Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score 10 000 runs in Twenty20s, when he belted a typically bellicose half-century to fire Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 21-run win over Dwayne Smith’s Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.The veteran left-hander, who has not played for West Indies in 12 months, hit a sparkling 38-ball 77 – his first half-century in 17 T20 innings – as RCB, sent in at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, raced to 213 for two off their 20 overs.In reply, Lions made a good fist of it but were restricted to 192 for seven off their 20 overs, with Smith failing at the top of the order with one.New Zealander Brendon McCullum pummelled 72 from 44 deliveries but lacked support in the top order.The headlines, however, were all about the sensational Gayle who with 32, six and 22 in his three previous innings in the tournament, entered the game just three shy of the 10 000-run mark.And he achieved the mark in the fourth over of the innings and in his 290th T20 game when he edged seamer Basil Thampi to third man.The 37-year-old then unleashed his full powers, blasting five fours and seven sixes as he raced to his 61st T20 half-century off just 23 balls, launching left-arm spinner Shivil Kaushik for his fifth six to raise the landmark.Gayle featured in a up-tempo 122-run stand for the first wicket with captain Virat Kohli who punched 64 from 50 deliveries.The Jamaican eventually perished in the 13th over when he was lbw to leg-stump yorker from Thampi.Gayle now has 10 074 runs, well ahead of McCullum who is second on the run-getters list with 7 596, with Australian Brad Hodge third on 7 338 and West Indies power-hitting Kieron Pollard fourth with 7 087.
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA – Sterling Middleton and the rest of Team Tardi are doing a fantastic job so far of representing Canada at the 2017 VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships in Gangneung, South Korea.Team Canada, comprised of Middleton, brothers Tyler and Jordan Tardi, and Nicholas Meister, defeated Team Sweden during the first draw of the Round Robin last night. After Sweden got a single in the first end, Team Tardi answered back with a double in the second.Though Sweden jumped out to a 4-2 lead after three ends, Tardi answered back with three of their own in the fourth to restore their two point lead. Sweden only managed another four points all game, while Canada outgunned the Swedes with a pair of two-points ends and an additional three points in the ninth to win in 10 ends.- Advertisement -The Fort St. John native and his teammates will be back in action this afternoon at 5:00 to take on the host Korea, before playing China on Friday morning at 3:00 Mountain Time.